Aug 07

Herradura Añejo Tequila – Review

Herradura Añejo TequilaHerradura Añejo Tequila 100% De Agave

80 Proof

Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML

Distiller: Casa Herradura

Background

I have reviewed two other tequilas on this blog – Don Julio Añejo and Milagro Reposado.  I’m starting to enjoy tequila as a regular in my rotation, and am finding myself wanting to try what’s out there.  Herradura Añejo is a tequila I have had before, and I remember it being tasty and different than previous encounters with Mexico’s finest liquor.

Review

This one starts out with strong alcohol aroma that subsides into sweet floral notes and sea salt.  Herradura’s nose shifts into smoke and brine in a way that reminds me of an Islay Scotch.

The first sip is peppery and spicy; full flavored with barrel aging very evident.  Herradura is one of the tequilas in which the blue agave can be fully experienced on the palate.  It’s drying in the mouth; you’ll want a glass of water after this tequila.

The finish is slightly bitter, but otherwise solid and lengthy.

Rating & Recommendations

Herradura Añejo earns a rating of 84 out of 100.

This is one of the tastier and more complex tequilas available.  It packs the raw tequila flavor I like, without being subdued by the barrel’s aging effects.

 

-Ryan

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